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King Of The Wing 2014 Preview — Pit Stop Catering [Video]

King Of The Wing is April 26 -- this Saturday -- and we've been visiting with some of the contestants!

Today, Pit Stop Catering came in with the wings they will have at this year's contest.

They called these wings Sucker Punch Wings. They start sweet. Then, they have a punch!

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Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde on ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ and Meeting Ozzy Osbourne

Things are starting to pick up for Black Label Society. The group just released their 'The Catacombs of the Black Vatican' album and are just about to launch their massive 'Golden Gods' trek with Down, The Butcher Babies and Devil You Know.

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Pop Evil’s Leigh Kakaty Discusses ‘Onyx’ Album and ‘Being a Minority Frontman’ [Video]

Pop Evil kicked off this year with a massive trek with Stone Sour, and now the Grand Rapids-based band is hitting the road with Escape the Fate. For a full list of dates go here.

Loudwire had the opportunity to sit down with Pop Evil frontman Leigh Kakaty, who spoke all about the band’s latest disc ‘Onyx.’ He gives an honest account of their need for creative freedom and expression on the album, as well as challenging recording moments.

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Ace Frehley on What Really Happened at KISS’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction [Exclusive]

On April 10, KISS were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and a lot has been written about the event. But we had the privilege of having founding KISS guitarist Ace Frehley drop by our studio the very next day to set the record straight as to what really went down at the ceremony. Check out the interview in the video above.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: The Most Complicated Name Spelling Ever [Video]

Typically, when people are interviewed for the news, they're asked to say their name and spell it out. That way, when the news airs, they can flash your name up on the screen to identify you.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Candidates Interview for World’s Toughest Job [Video]

Some jobs are more demanding than others. And there's one job even more demanding than all of those combined.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia Talks New Album ‘Broken Crown Halo,’ Songwriting and Touring

Lacuna Coil co-vocalist Cristina Scabbia was the guest on Full Metal Jackie’s radio show this past weekend. Fresh off the "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" tour, Scabbia talked about the trek, the band's transition after having two members retire and channeling her own personal struggles into the band's songwriting. If you missed Jackie’s show, here’s her full interview with Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia.

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Kyng Frontman Eddie Veliz Discusses New Album ‘Burn the Serum’

Following their powerful debut album, ‘Trampled Sun,’ Kyng are back with their sophomore disc ‘Burn the Serum.’ We had the chance to chat with frontman Eddie Veliz about the brand new disc, due out April 15 via Razor and Tie Records. Veliz talked about the creative process of ‘Burn the Serum,’ as well as some of his favorite tracks from the album. Check out our interview with Eddie Veliz of Kyng below, then stream the entire 'Burn the Serum' album in the player at the bottom of this post:

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Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson Talk Altitudes & Attitude

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello and Megadeth bassist David Ellefson are legendary musicians in their own right, but the 'Big 4' thrashers have taken their music in a new direction with Altitudes & Attitude.

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Another pinup style photo, getting pumped for the Miss Skin Deep pageant!
Another pinup style photo, getting pumped for the Miss Skin Deep pageant!
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Skin Deep Tattoo Expo Hitting Delta Plex (Interview)

I am emceeing the Miss Skin Deep Pinup Pageant this May and I am beyond excited! Tons of people have asked for more information so I got some staff from the Delta Plex Arena to come in here and lay it out for us! Listen to the interview for all you need to know about the upcoming event!

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Jackie In The Studio With Anti-Mortem

Today was an eventful day, I had up and coming band, Anti-Mortem in the studio with me where they played their new song, "100% Pure American Rage." We chatted about nonsense, talked about their current tour with Texas Hippie Coahilition and more. Listen here.

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Johnnie Walker Talks with Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way About New Music and Touring

Today I got to talk with Rick DeJesus, the singer for Adelitas Way about their new song, "Dog on a Leash", the new album (and what it might be called) and more!  Rick's a fun guy, and he's looking forward to coming back to Grand Rapids for a show!

Spoiler alert!  They're coming, but it hasn't been announced when or with who!

Rick gives some clues as to what the new album will be called, and if you figure it out, post it below!

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